The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Char­lie Tal­bot-Smith

LADY Luck has smiled on Char­lie Mul­grew this year – and that is what he cred­its for such a tremen­dous goalscor­ing cam­paign.

The Scot­land in­ter­na­tional, 32, came into this week­end with 14 goals for the sea­son – an im­pres­sive haul for a man who plays mostly at cen­tre-back.

And his goal in mid­week against Don­caster con­firmed Rovers’ pro­mo­tion back to the Cham­pi­onship with a 1-0 tri­umph.

But the for­mer Celtic de­fender mod­estly claims for­tune has favoured him this sea­son.

“I think I’ve had 15 shots on goal and scored 14,” he said. “Most of them have been penal­ties, but I’ll take it.

“I’ve been on free-kicks, too, and I’ve had a cou­ple fall­ing to me in the box.”

With pro­mo­tion now sealed, Mul­grew is con­fi­dent Tony Mow­bray’s side can cope back in the Cham­pi­onship next sea­son.

“I’m sure he will want to strengthen with one or two oth­ers and the play­ers will wel­come that com­pe­ti­tion,” he added.

“It’s a big jump. We know the Cham­pi­onship is such a strong league and the teams com­ing down, with all the money they’ve got, will make it harder still.

“We’re just glad to be go­ing back and hope­fully we can en­joy it.”

JOY: Char­lie Mul­grew

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.